Dashashwamedh Ghat is the most famous ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River. It is found near to “Vishwanath Temple” and is likely the most fantastic ghat. The strict significance of the Dashashwamedh is the Ghat (waterway front) of the ten sacrificed horses (dash implies 10, ashwa means horse, medh means sacrifice). There are two mythologies about the ghat is that the Lord Brahma was made the Dashashwamedh ghat keeping in mind the end goal to welcome the Lord Shiva, and the second one is the Lord Brahma was sacrificed the ten horses in a yajna here. The Dashashwamedh ghat was recreated by the Bajirao Pesava I in the year 1740 AD. It was later remade by the Queen of the Indore (the princess Ahilyabai Holkar) in the year 1774.
Dasaswamedh gives an excellent and beautiful riverfront view. A large number of Sadhus can be seen performing religious ceremonies on this Ghat.
A gathering of clerics every day at night at this ghat perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga (the Ganges), Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the entire universe. Unique aartis are hung on Tuesdays and on religious celebrations.
The nighttime Aarti of the Gange at this ghat draws in gigantic swarm from each corner of the city. Some of the devotees come here every day in the morning to pay praise to their Lord in the wake of having a heavenly shower in the Gange water.
Spending some time here makes the one feel like sitting in the paradise. The sun climbing and sun set scene in the morning and nighttime individually are the wonderful scenes which gives the unique shade to the Gange water.